Japan has been in the sights of global cyber-attackers in recent months, with some estimating more than 1,000 organisations have been significantly hacked. The tax office, the Prime Minister’s office and the Nissan motor vehicle company are just a few of the high-profile entities to have fallen victim to attack. Many of the incidents have been claimed by the hacking collective Anonymous and were in protest against Japan’s annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean. But academics in the field argue Japan’s cyber problems run much deeper.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ABC